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Undo/redo operations history for other object data & other non-undo geosciences user interface usages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234092D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-10
Document File: 5 page(s) / 2M

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Introduction

This relates to the use of undo/redo history of operations in a geosciences software application—namely, beyond the object for which it was originally associated, to other objects. In addition, this applies to the user-directed use of the undo/redo operations history or part of it to other user interface components of a geosciences software application in order to extend the application beyond a geoscientist’s use as object undo/redo—for example, a quick tips or comment user interface component for commentary-driving through new workflows in the application, for reporting bugs, or for performing automated testing.

Prior Art

US20110107246 A1, Undo/Redo Operations for Multi-Object Data, Schlumberger Technology Corp

US7900142 B2, Selective undo of editing operations performed on data objects, Microsoft Corp

US20080046809 A1, Data Processing Device and Data Processing Method, JUSTSYSTEMS Corp

US20070143335 A1, Partition-based undo of Partitioned Object Graph, Microsoft Corp

US20120272153 A1, Hierarchical Display and Navigation of Document Revision Histories, Autodesk Inc

US20120215387 A1, Technique for Providing Multiple Undo and Redo Operations For Flight Management Systems, YADAV

Summary

One aspect is an enhanced operations user interface that forms the basis of an undo/redo history representation, but that is not specifically targeted for undo/redo operations but rather for the purposes of performing operations on other objects in a geoscience software application. These operations associated with the undo/redo history stack include but are not exclusive to:

·         copy/paste of selective operations from the undo/redo stack performed on one geosciences object or object group to another (an alternative to selective copy/paste of an existing object)

·         add a comment  (in any of a number of forms, such as video, audio, rich text, pointers, and such) to the operation in the undo/redo history representation for the purposes of using this contextual information later within the same software application and other graphical user interface (GUI) components

·         import, export, and save the operation history or part of it associated with undo/redo from one geoscience model shown in the geosciences application to another, even a blank one

·         adding custom filters to the undo/redo stack, such as, but not limited to,

o    the current selection of an object or objects in the geosciences application

o    user type-ahead in the history stack user interface itself

o    a uniquely geosciences model element such as a “branch” in an oil and gas production network model or a “fluid” associated with particular well for which an operation was performed

o    a domain object task type,  such as a “network simulation” task associated with the entire production network model, or a “nodal analysis” task associated with a specific network object such as well,

o    a domain object command within a task type, such as a command within a nodal analysis operat...